Chelsea and Spurs are playing each other in the early kick off so at least one of them will drop a few points, although Villa always give us a good game at the Emirates; we lost 2-1 at home towards the end of last season after Darren Bent scored an early brace.
The good news is that we have no new injury worries. Abou Diaby is back in full training and just needs a few more appearances for the reserves to build up his fitness, while Mertesacker, Coquelin, Wilshere and Frimpong are all long-term injuries. News on Diaby and the transfer of Lukas Podolski from Wenger’s press conference can be seen here.
Predicted Starting XI
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